South Carolina

Tips and Articles in South Carolina

To put it into golf terms, the current economic climate is like a long, uphill par four into a stiff wind. Among the almost universally negative effects of the downturn, though, exists a blessing for golfers: Some notoriously hard-to-get-on course...
You’ve bumped along for years with your fifteen handicap, winning Trevino Flight trophies for second low net. You could grind your way down to the single digits, sure, but only by practicing constantly so as to keep all the flaws at bay. The one t...
Gullah Experience a native tongue of the rural South with Gullah Tours (843/763-7551; gullahtours.com; two-hour tours $18), which deploys the 300-year-old language on excursions in Charleston, S.C. (the Underground Railroad, the Old Slave Mart). ...
Fourteen-year-old Lucy recently moved from a carriage house hidden down a brick alley in the heart of historic Charleston to a house on stilts over the sand dunes of Sullivan's Island, a laid-back strip of beach a short bus ride from downtown. She...
We live in New Mexico, where we enjoy the changing seasons. Rather than trying to escape winter, we look forward to it. If it gets too cold out, we always have our fireplace and hot tub! Stephen M. Walker Albuquerque, N. Mex. We book a direct fli...
Reader's Find Magnificently set in the mountains of southern New Mexico, the historic Lodge at Cloudcroft (800/395-6343 or 505/682-2566, fax 505/682-2715; doubles $89­$119) contains 61 rooms that are lavish and rustic at the same time. I've never ...
People may come to this South Carolina island for the beaches and the golf, but they come back for a hundred other reasons. When Sea Pines, the first gated-resort "plantation"—they resemble wealthy, tasteful suburbs more than Tara—opened over 40 y...
If you haven't planned a midwinter getaway, those cold, dreary days can feel as though they stretch to infinity. So send winter (and yourself) packing to somewhere warm and sunny, or intimate and outdoorsy — without putting your savings on permane...
The 21 guest rooms in this Second Empire Victorian house have all the fashionable frills a Charleston cotton magnate could have desired back in 1886. The social climber who built the mansion, Francis Silas Rodgers, wanted to make an emphatic state...
You've had your summer holiday and you should be content. So why do you find yourself staring wistfully out the window as late-summer green gives way to early-fall orange?Well, stop staring and grab the car keys. Whether you want to bask in summer...
1. Pronghorn Bend, Oregon Six hundred paces into the volcanic caverns beneath the Fazio golf course at Pronghorn is an unlikely office where Ron Davis, the community’s director of development, toils by lamplight with old Pink Floyd albums as bac...
From the veranda of the Cuthbert House Inn, you can watch the tide retreat through tall marsh grass, exposing oyster beds, and spy dolphins playing in Beaufort Bay. A breeze rustles Spanish moss draped on live oaks that front this gracious Federal...
For many months after I was transplanted from our nation's capital to Charleston--West Virginia's small-town capital--I glumly defied the bromide "Find beauty in your own back yard." Finally, dubiously, I embarked on a get-acquainted road trip t...
If you want great food, go to the source: food festivals. These gatherings celebrate local fare at its freshest and purest, straight from the field to the table, prepared by grandmas in towns with names like Irmo, Indio, and LaBelle. We've eaten o...
Every August my family went to Nantucket. I have fond memories of bright beach umbrellas, cobblestones, windmills, scallop shells, and the accordion player who strolled along Main Street in the evenings while I ate my ice cream cone. I always drop...